Body style: Hatchback
The fourth generation of the SEAT Leon was unveiled in the beginning of 2020 in Martorell, Spain, where over 2.2 million units of its predecessors have been built since 1999. Despite being based on the same platform as the third-generation Leon, the new one features plenty of modifications to ensure even higher levels of driving pleasure, better efficiency from its available powerplants and more safety features.
A lot more infused with technology, the fourth-generation SEAT Leon is the Spanish carmaker's first fully connected car, with the infotainment system offering Android Auto and wireless access to Apple CarPlay and various in-car apps. The model's data, charing status or air conditioning system can even be accessed remotely through a smartphone app in the case of the plug-in hybrid version. A host of powertrains are available, from gasoline, diesel and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to mild-hybrid (eTSI) and plug-in hybrid (eHybrid versions. Available only as a five-door hatchback, the new Leon is 86 mm longer, 16 mm narrower and 3 mm lower than its predecessor. Thanks to various updates to the MQB platform, which is now called MQB Evo, the models also features a 50 mm longer wheelbase. The new design language not only looks sportier but also allows a reduction of the drag coefficient of 8 percent compared to the previous model.